Tuesday Catch Up…

So we survived the backlash of Hurricane Ofelia which being honest for us up North (53.6°) it was just another day of autumn, although with all the Sahara sand in the air, mixed with the smoke and fire dust from Portugal made for interesting skies.  It was as if the world was coming to an end, a little like in Flash Gordon, all we needed was Zarkov and it would have been complete.  With the so-called storm came two claps of thunder, 17°c (very warm for us), a black sky turning red and 70mph winds.  The red sky lasted for about 6 hours, then the sun came out and normality resumed.

WIP – Admirals Braid.  I have finished the front of the sweater, and the middle 13 stitches for the neck braid are on a holding needle awaiting the completion of the rest of the garment in order to pick up stitches and do that.  So the next part is the back, which, apart from doing the 3×3 ribbing on 7mm, is now standard stocking stitch on 8mm, and as you could imagine, boredom sets in quite fast just knitting a row and purling a row continuously.  However, I am determined to get it finished soon as the cold weather will be starting soon, and zero on the thermometer will soon be here.

This morning we decided to go for a walk in the woods.  If you have read my other posts on morning walks you will know that we have 22 miles of coast and approximately 5 square miles of pinewoods, so lots to explore.  Today was no exception.  We started off in a place that we knew, and all of a sudden were off the beaten track and into wooded areas that we had not been in before.  Lots to see, and discover, including this rather charming little house right in the middle of the woods.  I say charming, but who is to say that Leatherhead is not in there carving up bodies for his next Hallowe’en outfit?  If it was not for the car on the drive I would have guessed at it being an abandoned house, but looking through the windows, from where I took the photo that is, I am not going to tempt fate and end up sewn into a mask or bodysuit, it looked lived in, just.

The walk off the beaten track ended up with us walking 4k, yes we did get lost, and only for GPS on my phone got us back to the car.  Harper must have walked twice that distance, let’s face it, dogs just cannot walk in straight lines.

One great positive from the cold weather, I was able to wear my knitted socks, they were so warm and comfortable and I could have kept walking for hours.  If you have not seen them in previous posts, these are the ones I wore today.


  13 comments for “Tuesday Catch Up…

  1. October 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Let’s see:
    1. Whoa on the sky pic.
    2. I was getting more of a Jame Gumm from The Silence of the Lambs vibe with that house.
    3. Looks like your sweater panel is coming along nicely.
    4. Your socks look awesome. It’s been years since I’ve knit a proper pair.
    5. This is indeed true: Dogs cannot walk in a straight line…especially if they have the attention span of a gnat like Roxy does.

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  2. tonymarkp
    October 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    The little house DOES look like a killer’s hideaway! But it probably isn’t. 🙂


    • October 17, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      I sort of hope it is LOL

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      • tonymarkp
        October 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

        Evil is always so much more interesting!


      • October 17, 2017 at 8:06 pm

        Totally. When I was little I played with Dr Death in my Nan’s garden, and it was fun. True Story!

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      • tonymarkp
        October 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm

        Totally identify!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. October 17, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Great socks!! Your sweater is looking good:)
    We heard about Ophelia and your red sky here. Mother Nature is showing off everywhere.


  4. AJ
    October 17, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Looks like such a gorgeous place to explore!


  5. October 17, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    We had a red sun down here in Somerset that I found rather eerie. Love your socks 🙂


    • October 17, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks, I called them Lime cordial. Love making socks, just hate the time it takes LOL


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